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6-minute walk from city centre, great free breakfast, helpful staff, clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's welcoming and helpful staff
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by many lodgers
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the variety and quality of the free breakfast
Cons
  • There are no in-room TVs at this hotel
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 27, 2014
Overview
Located about a 6-minute walk from Niagara-on-the-Lake's city centre and a 3-minute drive from Highway 55, the Down Home B&B is suitable for travellers who prefer centrally located bed-and-breakfast accommodations with free Wi-Fi, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a gas fireplace and a private bathroom with a hair dryer. Rooms with a jetted tub, a seating area and a balcony are also offered, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Please note that guest rooms do not have TVs.

The hotel also offers a garden, free coffee and chocolates in the lobby, a dining room, a library, free parking and a free three-course breakfast. Pets are not permitted.

Peller Estates Winery is about a 4-minute drive from the hotel, while Shaw Festival Theatre can be found 15 minutes away on foot. Canada One Factory Outlets is roughly a 25-minute drive away in Niagara Falls and Niagara District Airport (YCM) is 14 minutes away on foot. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 26, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and breakfast.

Many guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as accommodating, welcoming and helpful with directions and recommendations. One patron noted, "The hosts have gone to extensive efforts to put together information and recommendations for restaurants and wineries in the NotL area. Not only that, they have gone the extra step of getting for their guests coupons for complimentary desserts from the former and gratis tastings from the latter".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by numerous reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, well maintained, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds and linens. A couple of guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

Several travellers were pleased with the hotel's free breakfast, describing it as delicious, filling and tasty. One guest remarked, "The food was great. We started off with some fruit, then some amazing baked french toast with bacon, maple syrup, chives and tomatoes on top. Finished with a great dessert which was similar to an angel food cake topped with a peach and plum(I think) sauce and whipped cream. We were definitely full after our breakfast". 
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of complaints about the rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a couple of guests had complaints about their lodgings. They reported no in-room TVs and worn bathrooms.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.3 out of 10 from 17 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #126 of 173 Niagara-on-the-Lake B&B and Inns with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 26, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
8.9
Very Good
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22 / out of 29
hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Rated 8.9/10 based on 57 reviews

Ranked #22 out of 29 hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Location
  • Butler's Barracks (0.5 km)
  • Shaw Festival Theatre (0.8 km)
Map Marker Down Home B&B
93 William Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON